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Michael Stramenga and Kevin Yu Selected as 2023 KISS Affiliates

02-02-23

Michael Stramenga, Aerospace graduate student, and Kevin Yu, Materials Science graduate student, have been selected as affiliates for the Keck Institute of Space Studies (KISS). KISS Affiliates are an ongoing cohort of campus graduate students and postdocs who are seen as the next generation of space exploration leaders. KISS Affiliates are provided with unique experiences with industry CEOs, astronauts, space mission leaders, NASA leadership, and world-renowned space exploration researchers.

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Izzy Ragheb Selected for the Brooke Owens Fellowship

01-30-23

Izzy Ragheb, an undergraduate studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been selected for the prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship. The Brooke Owens Fellowship is a nationally-acclaimed nonprofit program recognizing exceptional undergraduate women and gender minorities with space and aviation internships, senior mentorship, and a lifelong professional network. As part of her fellowship, Ragheb will intern with Amazon Prime Air this summer. 

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Jimmy Ragan and Benjamin Rivière Receive 2023 AIAA Best Student Paper Award

01-27-23

Jimmy Ragan and Benjamin Rivière, GALCIT graduate students working with Soon-Jo Chung, Bren Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems; Jet Propulsion Laboratory Senior Research Scientist, have received a Best Paper Award in the field of Guidance, Navigation, and Control at the 2023 AIAA SciTech Forum. Ragan and Rivière are co-first authors of the paper titled "Bayesian Active Sensing for Fault Estimation with Belief Space Tree Search." 

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Eric Mazumdar Receives NSF CAREER Award

01-24-23

Eric Mazumdar, Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and Economics, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Mazumdar receives the award for his proposal titled "Learning for Strategic Interactions in Societal-Scale Cyber-Physical Systems." 

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Mohammad Mirhosseini Receives NSF CAREER Award

01-24-23

Mohammad Mirhosseini, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Mirhosseini receives the award for his proposal titled "Quantum silicon phononics: Harnessing long-lived phonons for memories and interconnects."

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Saransh Sharma and Ryoto Sekine Receive Jakob van Zyl Predoctoral Research Award

01-18-23

Saransh Sharma, advised by Azita Emami, Andrew and Peggy Cherng Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering; Executive Officer for Electrical Engineering; Director, Center for Sensing to Intelligence, and Ryoto Sekine, advised by Alireza Marandi, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, have been selected to receive the 2023 Jakob van Zyl Predoctoral Research Award. The Jakob van Zyl Predoctoral Research Award is given in the memory of Electrical Engineering alum Jakob van Zyl, who led significant research efforts at JPL and also taught classes at Caltech for many years.

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Anima Anandkumar Named an ACM Fellow

01-18-23

Anima Anandkumar, Bren Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for "contributions to tensor methods for probabilistic models and neural operators." The ACM Fellows program recognizes the top 1% of ACM Members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. Fellows are nominated by their peers, with nominations reviewed by a distinguished selection committee. 

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Undergraduate Tyler Colenbrander Wins Churchill Scholarship

01-10-23

Fourth-year electrical engineering student Tyler Colenbrander has been selected as one of this year's 16 recipients of the Churchill Scholarship, which provides funding for a one-year master's degree at the University of Cambridge. [Caltech story]

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Three Caltech EAS Grad Students and One EAS Alumna Named Quad Fellows

01-09-23

Riku Fukumori, PhD candidate in Applied Physics, Gordon Li, PhD candidate in Applied Physics, Ryoto Sekine, PhD candidate in electrical engineering, and Kavya Sreedhar (BS '19, Electrical Engineering), have been named to the inaugural class of the Quad Fellowship, an initiative of the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States to advance scientific and technological development, foster intercultural ties, and promote collective good. [Caltech story]

 

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Professor Thomas Hou Receives Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

01-03-23

Thomas Hou, Charles Lee Powell Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics, receives the 2023 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize for “highly original and pioneering research contributions positioned at the meeting point between analytical and computational approaches to partial differential equations with multiscale or singular behavior.” The prize is awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) every two years to one individual for "outstanding research or other contributions that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications." The prize will be awarded at the 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM23) at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan in August 2023. 

 

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